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Pharmacy Medicines Optimisation Training Programme (PMOTP) – Unit 2.2

Programme Introduction

Welcome to the medicines optimisation training programme. The programme has been designed to facilitate the development of pharmacy technicians and other healthcare professionals (where appropriate) into delivering medicines optimisation services. The training programme is separated into three levels: Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced. Within the levels, the medicines optimisation role is divided into units as follows:

Foundation – Unit 1.1 Manage Patient Medication

Intermediate – Unit 2.1 Medicines Reconciliation & Unit 2.2 Discharge Facilitation

Advanced – Unit 3.1 Clinical Prioritisation

The programme is open to NHS and non NHS organisations and has been designed to allow organisations to select units which apply to the trainee and service provision and also allow for service developments.

Discharge Facilitation (as Add-On) Intermediate Level (Unit 2.2)

Intermediate level (Unit 2.2) of the medicines optimisation training programme is open to pharmacy technicians who wish to add on discharge facilitation to an existing old SW medicines management accreditation (or equivalent). The programme has been designed to facilitate the development of pharmacy technicians to be able to deliver the medicines optimisation service of discharge facilitation in a patient facing/clinical role.



Entry Criteria

The following prerequistes must be met before application

PWDS has designed the following  entry requirements to ensure that trainees have sufficient experience in order to accept responsibility of the role.

This application is only for trainees who wish to add unit 2.2 discharge facilitation to an existing old SW medicines management accreditation,  (or equivalent).

Trainees who have completed unit 1 (foundation) of the SW Pharmacy Medicines Optimisation Training Programme wishing to complete any elements of unit 2 (including discharge facilitation) should apply to complete SW Pharmacy Medicines Optimisation Training Programme – Unit 2 Intermediate.

Trainees must meet the following criteria:

  • Are registered with their professional regulatory body (where registration is a requirement), for example, in Great Britain registration is with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • Have recommendation and support from the Chief Pharmacist or designated deputy
  • Have a patient-facing role
  • Have either: An Educational Supervisor based within the trainee’s trust/organisation who is an appropriately experienced pharmacist,
    OR; An accredited medicines management pharmacy technician/accredited healthcare professional
    OR; Equivalent experience at the practice base to be acknowledged as occupationally competent
    Demonstrate a good working knowledge of local Standard Operating Procedures to the Chief Pharmacist and Educational Supervisor
  • Have been accredited in module 4 (Medicines Reconciliation) of the previous ‘South West Medicines Management Training Scheme’, OR have been accredited in Unit 2.1 ( Medicines Reconciliation) of the South West Pharmacy Medicines Optimisation Training Programme OR an approved equivalent.


Programme Features

This application is only for trainees who wish to add unit 2.2 discharge facilitation to an existing old SW medicines management accreditation (or equivalent).

The training programme consists of:

  • Underpinning knowledge activities to support and develop practice
  • Work-based evidence collection and e-portfolio building
  • Competency Based Assessment
  • Certification

Programme cost includes:

  • e-Portfolio licence
  • Training provider final assessment of evidence in the e-portfolio
  • Formal certification

Trainees and educational supervisors are also able to access ongoing programme support by a PWDS Programme Support Officer ( PSO).


Programme Details

This training programme consists of training for pharmacy technicians in intermediate unit 2.2 discharge facilitation:

Learning Outcomes Intermediate Unit 2.2 – Discharge Facilitation

  • Accurately assemble all necessary information regarding a patient’s discharge
  • Communicate and liaise with all relevant parties regarding any issues concerning or delaying the patient’s discharge, and/or necessary follow up requirements
  • Assemble all required documentation and medication in preparation for the patient’s discharge
  • Establish patient medication information needs and provide an opportunity for the patient/carer to ask any questions
  • Complete all documentation accurately and legibly

The aim of the programme is to prepare trainees for a patient facing role by:

  • Outlining the medicines optimisation roles
  • Describing the infrastructure to facilitate these
  • Addressing issues about the new working environment
  • Providing a framework for training and assessing trainees, which is recognised across the region and meets the standards of the national framework – Encourage the further development of effective communication skills
  • Developing the trainee’s professional awareness of pharmacy practice and accountability.


Learning Pathways and Portfolio Documents

Trainees will be provided with a learning pathway (LP) on acceptance onto the programme that is bespoke to the trainee’s application and route into the programme. The learning pathway combines all the training resources and programme templates necessary to complete the training programme. Please contact the training programme director if you have any difficulties or questions regarding the learning pathway.


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Method of Delivery

Self directed learning, Local interview, Virtual practice development day

Method of Assessment

Self-directed learning, Local interview, Virtual practice development day

PMOTP Unit 2.2 Documents & Templates

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Programme Director

For general enquiries or in case of Programme Director absence:

Email: pwds@uhbw.nhs.uk

Telephone: 0117 342 6677


Step One

Application for Unit 2.2 (as an add-on) Intermediate Level, Pharmacy Medicines Optimisation Training Programme

Please click the application button below to apply for unit 2.2 of the programme.

Step Two

Application to Submit Unit 2.2 E-portfolio



12 Months


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